Amunugoda Ambalama in Gampaha – ගම්පහ අමුණුගොඩ අම්බලම
Amunugoda is an area between Kirillawala and Ganemulla in Gampaha District. An Ambalama is a place constructed for pilgrims, traders and travelers to rest or spend the night in the ancient Sri Lanka. They were built by kings, regional rulers and nobles as a service to the common man.
Amunugoda Ambalama is a brick and mortar structure with seven brick pillars holding the roof. The pillars are plain and carries no artwork. A half height wall is built around the building with an opening for the entrance at the front. The structure is 13 feet in width and breath. 6 inch high and 14 inch wide seats are built with cement inside the ambalama. The roof is tiled with calicut clay tiles. The Ambalama has been built during the late 19th century and lies close to a paddy field adjoining a small canal. There has been a Panthaliya built out of stone at this ambalama but has disappeared now. It is said that there was cart road along this ambalama long time ago. This would have been a resting place for bullock carts carrying goods from distance places and for the farmers of adjoining paddy fields. Unfortunately this card road has now become a narrow footpath.
To reach the Ambalama, travel upto Kirillawala on Kandy road and take the Kaluwala road from the Kirillawala Cemetery. Travel on this road for 1.3 km on this road to reach Amunugoda Playground. Continue on the same road along the play ground for further 1.5 km until you reach a paddy field. Before reaching the paddy field turn left and find a well. You need to enter the paddy field to take a closer look of this ambalama.
Kossinna Ambalama is another simalar Ambalama which lies very close this structure.
Note that the below location on the google map shows the probable location of this Ambalama.
- Ambalama Heritage of Sri Lanka
- Ancient Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
- Other Places of Interest Within 25 kilometers
Map of Amunugoda Ambalama
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Travel Directions to Amunugoda Ambalama
|Route from Colombo to Amunugoda Ambalama|
|Through : Kadawatha – Kirillawala
Distance :26 km
Travel time : 1.30 hours
Time to Spent : 15 mins
Driving directions : see on google map